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DTV Update: April 1 satellite feed

April 1 Satellite Re-Feed and Downloading DTV Action Spots

On Wednesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. (EDT), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will re-distribute three new DTV Action spots that discuss hooking up a converter box, the importance of antennas and re-scanning.

This re-feed also includes a Spanish language version of the re-scanning spot, which was not included on the March 27 feed.

Both the "Hooking Up Converter Box" and "Antenna" spots include two 25/5-second taggable versions, one with the June 12 date and one without a date reference.

Also, the re-scanning spot will meet one of the consumer education requirements passed by the FCC, which take effect on April 1.

The feed, with a total of 10 spots in English and 10 spots in Spanish, will run approximately 18 minutes.

The 30-minute, standard-definition feed will include:

Fully produced "Hooking Up Converter Box" spot

  1. 30, 25/5s (2), and 15-second versions
  2. English followed by Spanish

Fully produced "Antenna" spot

  1. 30, 25/5s (2), and 15-second versions
  2. English followed by Spanish

Fully produced "Re-scanning" spot

  1. 30 and 15-second versions
  2. English followed by Spanish

All spots are closed captioned.

Date: April 1, 2009
Time: 11:00-11:30 EDT
Satellite: Galaxy 28 (C-Band)
Transponder: 15C
Location: 89 degrees West
Uplink Frequency: 6225 H
Downlink Frequency: 4000 V
Polarity: Vertical
Audio: 6.2 / 6.8 - Stereo Full-Mix

View all details on satellite feeds.   

For any technical problems during the feed, contact the master control room at (202) 408-3424.

In addition to the satellite feeds, the new spots are also available for download.

**Note: In the past, some stations did have issues with the closed captioning getting stripped from the spots when they were dumped into editing systems. Please have traffic managers/producers check to make sure that the captioning is still present before these spots are placed in rotation.**

Video and scripts of all versions of NAB's DTV Action Spots delivered to stations via satellite (English & Spanish)

PDF Format/timing sheet for spots

Contact NAB's Mike DiSerio or call (202) 429-5493.

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